Why we compete


Team Boomer, a growing program of the Boomer Esiason Foundation that encourages people with cystic fibrosis to incorporate exercise into their everyday lives, provides athletes a way to raise money for CF, and offers an avenue for athletic events to contribute to our fight against CF.


To spread the word about the benefits of exercise for people with cystic fibrosis, to support a CF scholar-athlete specific scholarship, and to contribute to the efforts being made to find a cure for CF and to help people with CF live longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.


your help – whether you run, participate in triathlons, cycle, hike, or participate in other athletic activities.


your involvement. Pick an event. Register. Complete a Team Boomer registration form. Start training.

About Jerry Cahill, Team Boomer Founder

At 61 years old, Jerry Cahill has overcome remarkable odds and has become living, breathing proof that cystic fibrosis patients can have a normal life through firm commitment to exercise and medical compliance.

Currently a CF Ambassador at the Boomer Esiason Foundation, Cahill leads its scholarship and grants division and is the founder of Team Boomer – the athletic arm of BEF dedicated to encouraging exercise among CF patients while simultaneously raising money for scholarships.

Jerry, a strong advocate of exercise, credits pole vault and physical fitness with his success; he believes that “exercise is the single most important thing in my life that keeps me healthy with CF.”

Boomer Esiason Foundation

Founded in 1993 by Boomer Esiason and his wife, Cheryl, after their son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, the Boomer Esiasion Foundation (BEF) works to ensure that people living with CF and their loved ones are encouraged, empowered, and educated to take an active role in treating the disease. BEF aids the CF community through fundraising, programs, scholarships, transplant grants, and educational resources. The passionate work of a committed core of volunteers alongside leaders in the medical and business communities allows BEF to raise awareness, money and quality of life for those affected by this deadly disease.

For more information, go to www.esiason.org.

Get Your Questions Answered

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact

Team Boomer at teamboomer@esiason.org or call the office at 646.292.7930.

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